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Thomas Skinner Lovelace / March 21, 2013
Thomas Skinner Lovelace of South Boston died Saturday, March 17, 2013 at the Berry Hill Nursing Home. Born in Halifax County on Jan. 14, 1924, he was 89 at the time of his death.

He was the son of the late Charles Branch Lovelace and the late Minnie Skinner Lovelace and was married to Carolyn Massengill Lovelace, who survives. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church where he was a deacon and elder and taught Sunday School for over 20 years. He also taught Sunday School at the Berry Hill Presbyterian Church for over ten years. He was a World War II Army veteran where he served in Africa and Naples, Italy. He was a member of American Legion Post 8. Mr. Lovelace was retired from the United States Postal Service after 38 years of service. He was a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity.

Mr. Lovelace is survived by his wife of the home, a son, Charles Thomas “Tommy” Lovelace of Roanoke Rapids, NC and three grandchildren, Charles Branch Lovelace, James Quarles Lovelace and Matthew Ora Lovelace, and one niece, Cheryl Burns of Nashville, Tenn.. He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Branch Lovelace Jr.

A memorial service for Mr. Lovelace will be held on Thursday, March 21 at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. Russell Lee officiating.

For memorials please consider the Halifax County Humane Society, P. O. Box 969, South Boston, VA 24592.

Online condolences may be directed to http://www.powellfuneralscom.

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home,.

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